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Snyder, Charles

Snyder, Charles

Curriculum Vitae

Adjunct Assistant Professor
History, Philosophy and Anthropology

Office Location:

Office Hours  
Monday and Wednesday (or by appointment), AC-3D06  2pm–3:50pm 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  New School for Social Research  Philosophy  2014 

At York, I teach an Introduction to Philosophy course (PHIL 103) and a Senior Seminar (IS 400) that examines the functions of college education inside prison. I am currently working on a project that defends the importance of hopelessness for organized collective action.

Areas of Expertise

History of Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
19th and 20th Century European Philosophy

Books in Field Of Expertise

Snyder, Charles, E. Beyond Hellenistic Epistemology. New York: Bloomsbury, 2021. 217 pages.

Articles in Field Of Expertise

1. "Cicero, Academica 1.45: Interpreting Academic History." Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter. 24 2021: 18–34.

2. "Foucault and the Historiography of Early Hellenistic Philosophy." Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory. 22.3 2021: 272–286.

3. "Arcesilaus and the Ontology of Stoic Cognition." Review of Metaphysics. 73 2019: 455–493.

4. "On the Teaching of Ethics from Polemo to Arcesilaus." Études platoniciennes. 14 2018: 1–21.

5. "Becoming Like a Woman: Philosophy in Plato’s Theaetetus." Epochê: A Journal for the History of Philosophy. 21.1 2016: 1-19.

6. "The Socratic Benevolence of Arcesilaus' Dialectic." Ancient Philosophy. 34.2 2014: 341-363.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

1. "Concepts of Love in Augustine." The Bloomsbury Companion to Arendt. 2020: 29-33.

2. "Skepticism in the Renaissance." Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. 2019: 1-5.

3. "Plato and the Freedom of the New Academy." Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity. 2017: 58-71.

Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

1. "In Defense of Disruptive Action." Public Seminar. 2017: online publication.

2. "The Platonism of Hannah Arendt." Amor Mundi: Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities. 2016: online publication.

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Review of David Ambuel, Turtles All the Way Down: On Plato's Theaetetus" 2016: Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

"Review of Steve Johnston, American Dionysia: Violence, tragedy and democratic politics" 2015: Contemporary Political Theory.


Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Foucault and the Historiography of Hellenistic Philosophy " October 2018: Annual Conference of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy.

" Early Academic Skepticism and the Teachability of Virtue " June 8, 2017: École Normale Supérieure, Vth Atelier International de la Société d’Études Platoniciennes.

" Academic Scepticism and the Question of Virtue " May 8-12, 2017: Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, Jewish Scepticism at the University of Hamburg.